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This FREE handy fishing app assists anglers to dispatch their catch quickly and humanely using the ikijime method of brain destruction, a method scientifically proven to minimise stress for the fish while also maximising its eating qualities. The 2.0 version of this app uses the extensive database from the website www.ikijime.com, with cool photos and x-rays of a wide range of fish popularly targeted by anglers in Australia (100 species, 38 families), New Zealand (27 species, 16 families), North America (53 species, 25 families), South America (40 species, 23 families), Europe (31 species, 19 families), Asia (83 species, 32 families) and Africa (65 species, 28 families) together with helpful information on their brain location and other interesting fishy facts. Governments or other institutions wanting to increase the number of species in the database for their region, should please contact us on info@ikijime.com.

The "IkiJime Tool Lite" version 2.0 allows users limited access to the online database before prompting you to purchase the full "IkiJime Tool" version, which for a token fee provides unrestricted access to the online database. If you're after the ultimate in speed and/or fishing in remote locations, try the "IkiJime Tool Extreme" version of the app, which has its own database and works in regions where there is no phone or internet coverage. After all, the best fishing spots tend to be in the most remote areas !

The "About IkiJime" button contains "How To" tips on the iki jime process. Once you know how to humanely kill your catch using the ikijime method, find your fish by using the "Search Fish" page. Select the region you are in, then the state or province, select the water type you are fishing in (freshwater, estuary or offshore), then select the relevant fish group and fish name from the dropdown list and hit "Go Fish" to access the database.

Another way to search is to use the Advanced (taxonomic) search option, which is useful if you know the taxonomic group or scientific names of the fish you are catching. Once you have selected your fish from the database by hitting "Go Fish", the fishes data page will appear with many fishy facts including alternative names, description, distribution, common and maximum sizes and more. You can then hit the x-ray button on the top right to use the very cool slide tool that shows the brain location of your fish superimposed as a white spot over easily recognised external landmarks.

Stick your brain spike into the spot, the fish is instantly and humanely killed, and you have dinner ! Other useful features include a "Take Pics" function that allows you to take pictures of your catch to send to your friends for identification or bragging rights, and the "Brochures" page, where you can download PDF brochures to print out, laminate and take fishing with you.

Good fishing and keep up to date with developments and future versions of these exciting apps at www.ikijime.com.

What's New

Version 2.0

The 2.0 version allows users all over the world to search an updated database of over 140 fish species within 7 geographic regions and numerous subregions. New data is available from Australia (100 fish species), New Zealand (27 fish species), North America (53 fish species), South America (40 fish species), Europe (31 fish species), Asia (83 fish species) and Africa (65 fish species). For each species helpful information on the brain location and other interesting fishy facts are provided.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
Carboylg2003 ,

A really useful app

The 2.0 version of this app has many more species to choose from from many different parts of the world. I was impressed enough to upgrade to the paid extreme version. Happy to give some funds to help with fish welfare.

SciFish ,

Does what it says it does

This is a great app that does exactly what it says on the box. Accurate and easy to use, happy to pay a small price for the full version, thank you.

Gomez0077 ,

Not free now

This was a good app before 2.0 now when selecting common species it shows no information and prompts you to buy the extreme version not bad given the upgrade was assisted by the fisheries management fund(recreational fishing license fees)glad to see my fees helping to make someone else money instead for important things like restocking overfished waterways.

Developer Response ,

Sorry, but the management fund provided only for the work needed to develop the upgrade. It did not provide for the ongoing maintenance of the database or apps. This is not a government project, so it needs to stand on its own feet in the real world and have people see enough value in the ikijime concept to want to upgrade to the paid versions if the websites and apps are to survive long term.


DigsFish Services Pty Ltd
6.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© DigsFish Services 2016


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